MODULE 4: Articles as Information Sources:
Section 4 of 5, SEARCHING FOR PUBLICATIONS ON A FIELD OF STUDY, page 1 of 1.

SEARCHING FOR PUBLICATIONS ON A FIELD OF STUDY

You are a student.

You are an instructor.

You want to know, What journals, newspapers, and magazines do you have for me ... in my field of study or teaching?

There are two main places to look—the Library Catalog, and the Journal Search database.

Journal Search, the utility database, is discussed on the previous screen of this module.

Previously, we demonstrated searching by title, but you can also browse Journal Search by subject.

Under the subject listing for Law, Politics & Government, Journal Search lists journals for U.S. and non-U.S. Governments, U.S., and International Law, and more. Here is a snapshot from the listings for Law, Politics & Government:

Now let's try the Library Catalog.

The Library Catalog was also discussed on the previous screen of this module.

This is pretty slick ... we can tell the Catalog we want to see just the print journals, and even limit which of the TROY libraries we look in, or we can tell it we want to see all of the journals available online (with a more detailed subject search [any term we enter] than available via Journal Search).

When you get to the Catalog, what you want to do is a Power Search (the option for that is front and center on the screen).

Let's look for the subject of history, and tell the Catalog we just want journals that are available online.

This is the search screen...

...and this is a sampling of the 600+ journals that were found.


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